Tuan T. Lam, MD

Dr. Lam's story is one of great courage, perseverance, and human spirit. Accompanied by an aging grandmother, he and his three siblings escaped Vietnam in 1981. They arrived in the U.S. knowing no English, and yet seven years later, young Tuan graduated from high school as Valedictorian and was accepted at Yale College. His parents were eventually able to join the family here, and he could finally devote full concentration to his medical studies.

"It is very gratifying to be able to operate on and mend the hearts of very sick people and make such a contribution to their lives. I treat every patient with compassionate care from pre-operative planning to meticulous surgical techniques, to postoperative care. I want to ensure they get the best care available."

Outside the office, Dr. Lam treasures spending time with his family, whether just relaxing or traveling. He is also a fan of astronomy, gardening and bicycling.

As a specialist, Dr. Lam may not be selected as a primary care physician. Dr. Lam accepts patients age 18 and over.

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.

This physician uses an electronic medical record system.
This physician uses myMemorialCare to access and store patient health information via the Epic ambulatory electronic medical record system. Patients of this practice may also securely view their health information online via myMemorialCare (MyChart), Epic’s patient portal.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic / Thoracic Surgery

Types of Care

Areas of Interest

Education

Type:
Medical Education
Institution:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Date Completed:
1997
Type:
Internship
Institution:
Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Date Completed:
1998
Type:
Fellowship
Institution:
Stanford University School of Medicine
Date Completed:
2002
Type:
Residency
Institution:
UC San Francisco Medical Center
Date Completed:
2005
Type:
Fellowship
Institution:
University of Southern California - LA County Medical Center
Date Completed:
2008

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations

MemorialCare Network

Health Plans

Accepts most major PPO, EPO and POS health plans
Accepting New Patients:
Yes